Claflin Hill President Stephen Chaplin will call upon Boston-area jazz musicians for an evening of tribute to bossa nova guitarist, vocalist and legend João Gilberto. Gilberto is credited as an original co-creator of the bossa nova style. He will be remembered for artistic contributions too numerous to name, including famed collaborations with American jazz saxophonist Stan Getz and for the enduring recognizability of classics such as Chega de Saudade, The Girl from Ipanema, and countless others.
Join Matthew Surapine and his friends as we spend the evening with a return to the New York supper clubs... the sounds of crackling ice, Manhattans, and the rhythm of jazz — all “supper club” cool— and of course, he’ll add in some Italian favorites.
Matthew has won acclaim across North America for the beauty and incisiveness of his singing, as well as for his spirited stage portrayals. Of a recent performance, The Charleston Post and Courier proclaimed that the accomplished tenor "stole every scene he was in."
Claflin Hill is pleased to welcome back to the stage international touring artist and Worcester-area native Mark Zaleski for a night of jazz performed in a high-energy and lyrical style unique to Zaleski’s ensembles. Following last year’s sell-out performance – which featured compositions of Thelonious Monk, Michael Jackson, and others – it is expected Zaleski will pay homage to jazz legend Dave Brubeck, a former fixture at the Newport Jazz Festival with whom Zaleski performed prior to Brubeck’s passing (the year 2020 marks the centennial anniversary of Brubeck’s birth).
Zaleski will be accompanied by a cast of talented and prominent “young guns” from the Boston and New York City jazz scenes. Put simply, the show is a “must see.”